Performances

2018 Featured Performers & Demonstrations

Stage Hosting & Management

Jessica Mason

Jessica Mason Host Diversity Stage

Armin Hasanagic

Armin Hasanagic Host Heritage Stage

Katelyn Mason Host World Stage

Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea

Celtic, tribal, Gypsy rock with an Appalachian steampunk edge. Tuatara Dea has been dubbed “The Eclectic Partridge Family in Kilts and Corsets” and “The Appalachian Fae”.
Barrenhart

Barrenhart

Celtic Bluegrass by David Foster (Guitar) Greg Cutcliff (Bagpipes, Bass) Hazel Johnson (Mandolin).
Armin Hasanagic & Sasha Strunjas

Armin Hasanagic & Sasha Strunjas

A mix of traditional Bosnian sevdah songs as well as gypsy and folk music from the Balkin region. Instruments include guitar, prim, veillette and gryphone.
Midori-kai

Midori Kai

Our local Japanese community has been a part of the festival from the beginning. Each year representatives lead festival goers in a variety of traditional Japanese dances.

Rachana Pasupuleti

Rachana Pasupuleti was 8 years old when she began peforming at the Bowling Green International Festival in 2009. She has studied Bharatnatyam, a Classical form of Indian Dance since she was three years old.
Kuvebo!

Kuvebo!

Performing music and dance from West Africa, the group plays djembe/dundun along with flutes, xylophones, and additional percussion. Songs in West African languages with intricate drum breaks, masked dance, a stilt dancer and audience participation elements invite everyone to join the village drum and dance party!
San Rafael Band

San Rafael Band

The band’s style has best been described as Latin Jazz Fusion with a Salsa flare. The band has been performing International Festivals for 10+ years.
Cheryl Pan Kentucky On Stage

Cheryl Plan

“Woman of 1000 dances”, Cheryl Pan performs with her students. Pan has choreographed and directed many classic Chinese dances such as the Fan Dance, Ribbon Dance, Umbrella Dance, and Lantern Dance. In addition, over 20 styles of her ethnic dances representing Chinese minority groups such as Tibetan, Uyugurian, Mongolian, Yi, Bai and Miao, have been the highlighted at many cultural events

Academy of Flamenco Arts

The Academy prides itself in its vast diversity, with expertise from Argentina, Venezuela, Cuba, and other parts of the world bringing authentic flamenco style to the academy from each respective country.

Def Leprechaun

Celtic folk and other shenanigans
Robin Duckett

Robin Duckett

A single performer in the sean nos style of Irish music, an old traditional style of singing without accompaniment that is a highly ornamental type of singing.

Empowered Latina Women - HOPE Organization

The dancers will share a mixture of Latin genres including modern salsa, reggaeton and cumbia/pop mix.
Adil

Adil Kadhim

Adil plays keyboards and sings Iraqi heritage songs.

Pouncing Panthers

The jump rope team has learned to include tikling, a dance is meant to imitate the tikling birds of the Philippines.

Bhutanese Community

Nepali cultural dance

Dance Arts Performance Troupe

The troupe will represent the blending of African cultures and step dancing to create Hip Hop as well as a traditional Arabic cultural dance that has influences from Palestine, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries.

Bhutanese Community

Nepali cultural dance

Dance Arts Performance Troupe

The troupe will represent the blending of African cultures and step dancing to create Hip Hop as well as a traditional Arabic cultural dance that has influences from Palestine, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries.

Ronnie Jaggers

Visit the Piñata Bursts to burst a piñata every hour on the hour. Ronnie Jaggers, owner of Chiseled Features Studio, a sculpture artist locally for more than thrity years. Ronnie has has created the Festival piñatas since 2001.

Stage Schedule

Diversity Stage [host: Jessica Mason/Ambush Sound]
• 8:45 – 9:00 Opening Ceremony – Poster Contest Awards, Recognitions, Welcome.
• 9:10 – 10:40 Roux du Bayou Cajun band – Traditional Cajun and Zydeco
• 10:50 – 11:50 Def Leprechaun – Rowdy Irish Folk
• 11:55 – 12:45 Cheryl Pan – Classic Chinese Dances
• 12:50 – 1:50 Kuvebo! – West African Drums & Dance
• 1:55 – 2:10 Rachana Pasupuleti – Classical Indian Bharatnatyam
• 2:12 – 2:32 Best of Africa – African Dance
• 2:35 – 2:42 Gabriela Guadalupe Vargas Berroa – Traditional Peruvian Dance
• 2:45 – 3:00 Dance Arts of Bowling Green – High-Energy Russian Folklore Dances
• 3:05 – 3:12 Empowered Latina Women – HOPE Organization– Modern Salsa, Reggaeton & Cumbia
• 3:20 – 3:55 Academy of Flamenco Arts – Andalusian Flamenco
• 4:00 – 4:20 Cielito Lindo – Jalisco & Hispanic Dance
• 4:30 – 6:00 Tuatha Dea – Celtic, Tribal, Gypsy Rock with an Appalachian Steampunk Edge

Heritage Stage [host: Armin Hasanagic/Ambush Sound]
• 9:00 – 9:20 Kentucky Grapplers – Martial Arts of Malaysia & Philippines
• 9:25 – 9:40 Dance Arts of Bowling Green– High-Energy Russian Folklore Dances
• 9:50 – 10:10 Robin Duckett – Sean Nos Style of Irish Music
• 10:25 – 11:25 Tuatha Dea– Celtic, Tribal, Gypsy Rock with an Appalachian Steampunk Edge
• 11:35 – 12:35 Armin Hasanagic, Sasha Strunjas – Bosnian Sevdah Songs, Gypsy & Folk from the Balkins
• 12:45 – 1:00 Rachana Pasupuleti– Classical Indian Bharatnatyam
• 1:05 – 1:20 Pouncing Panthers – Philippines Tikling Dance
• 1:25 – 1:45 Best of Africa – African Dance
• 1:50 – 2:00 SLB Kuchipudi – Classical Indian Kuchipudi
• 2:05 – 2:20 Bhutanese community – Nepali Cultural Dance
• 2:25 – 3:45 Burmese Community of Bowling Green – Dances from 8 Burmese Ethnic Groups: Burmese, Karen, Karenni, Zomi (Chin), Mon, Rakhane, Kachin & Shan.
• 3:55 – 4:50 San Rafael Band – Latin Jazz

• 4:55 – 5:02 Gabriela Guadalupe Vargas Berroa– Traditional Peruvian Dance
• 5:04 – 5:14 Shyama Iyer – Indian Classical Dance
• 5:20 – 6:00 Adil Masters – Iraqi Heritage Songs

World Performance Area [Host Katelyn Mason/Ambush Sound] 
• 9:00 – 10:20 Burmese Community of Bowling Green – Dances from 8 Burmese Ethnic Groups: Burmese, Karen, Karenni, Zomi (Chin), Mon, Rakhane, Kachin & Shan.
• 10:25 – 10:40 Pouncing Panthers – Philippines Tikling Dance
• 10:45 – 11:00 Rachana Pasupuleti – Classical Indian Bharatnatyam
• 11:10 – 12:20 Barrenhart – Celtic Bluegrass
• 12:30 – 12:40 SLB Kuchipudi– Classical Indian Kuchipudi
• 12:50 – 1:10 Cielito Lindo – Jalisco & Hispanic Dance
• 1:20 – 1:55 Academy of Flamenco Arts – Andalusian Flamenco
• 2:05 – 3:05 Def Leprechaun – Rowdy Irish Folk
• 3:15 – 4:15 Kuvebo!West African Drums & Dance
• 4:25 – 4:40 Dance Arts of Bowling Green– High-Energy Russian Folklore Dances
• 4:45 – 4:52 Empowered Latina Women – HOPE Organization – Modern Salsa, Reggaeton & Cumbia
• 4:55 – 5:15 Best of Africa – African Dance
• 5:18 – 5:25 Gabriela Guadalupe Vargas Berroa– Traditional Peruvian Dance
• 5:30 – 6:00 Midori Kai – Japanese Bon Dance

Piñata Bursts 
Children are invited to bust handmade pinatas by Ronnie Jaggers of Chiseled Features Studios every hour on the hour.

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